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'Not everybody in J&K is an azaadiwallah'

'Not everybody in J&K is an azaadiwallah'

'There is an effort of painting the entire problem as religious one.'That Jammu and Kashmir is the way it is because the valley has radicalised. I would be the first person to accept that there is a greater element of radicalism today than it was 25 years ago, but to suggest the entire valley of Kashmir is radicalised and everything you see on the ground is because radical Islam has suddenly taken over is not true."Omar Abdullah, former J&K chief minister, explains why 'the situation in ..., 5 days ago

'Everyone wants Ambedkar'

'Ambedkar's ideas have their own teeth -- if you don't have an appetite for them, you can't swallow them.' "Everyone wants Ambedkar and everyone has his own Ambedkar -- like a saffron, red or blue Ambedkar. Everyone wants to use Ambedkar's ideology in a selected manner for doing politics." "But Ambedkar's ideas have their own teeth -- if you don't have an appetite for them, you can't swallow them," said Professor Badri Narayan*, a leading voice on Dr B R Ambedkar's legacy, speaking at the ...
 Rediff.com5 days ago

'We should prepare for more surgical strikes'

'We should hit Pakistan, continue to prepare for surgical strikes, continue to punish Pakistani posts in the proximity of the LoC and we should start adopting counter terrorist measures.''That should be India's action without escalating it to a full-fledged war,' Lieutenant General D B Shekatkar (retd) tells Archana Masih/ On the current situation on the Line of Control: When the Indian Army lost 18 soldiers in Uri, it became unbearable for the nation. The Government of India was ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

In death and in life, they chose the Army

When the new batch of women enters the Officers Training Academy in Chennai on September 30 for a 10-month rigorous course to become officers in the Indian Army, it will have among them two women who have already conquered a battle of their own.'s Archana Masih speaks to Nidhi Dubey and Swati Mahadik who will join the Indian Army as officers just as their deceased soldier husbands did before them. IMAGE: Nidhi Dubey, left, wife of a deceased jawan, is joining the Officers Training ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

'US has failed to hold Pakistan's feet to the fire'

'Part of the problem lies in the US failure to stay focused on the goal of convincing Pakistan to crack down on terrorists that attack India.''The US should have reacted more strongly to the release from jail of Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi last year and pressured Pakistan over its failure to prosecute the Mumbai attackers.' A former diplomat in the US embassies in India and Pakistan, Lisa Curtis has been an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, senior adviser to the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'Proxy war has to be fought by proxy terrorism'

'An unconventional war cannot be fought by conventional means,' says Lieutenant General D B Shekatkar (retd). IMAGE: Soldiers conduct a search in the aftermath of a fierce gunfight between soldiers and terrorists in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, March 9, 2016. Two terrorists were killed. Photograph: Umar Ganie   "Cross border terrorism cannot be fought successfully by remaining inside your borders. It means you have to increase your area of reach. It doesn't mean that you cross the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'In Kashmir, we're in a tunnel with no light at the end'

IMAGE: An elderly man walks on a deserted street in Srinagar. Photograph: Umar Ganie   'We have made no effort in recent years to build a national opinion on Kashmir amongst political parties.''At least we should speak as one country.''It has been a failure of our foreign policy that we have not been able to convince world opinion that something needs to be done about Pakistan.' "It is good we are trying to create an image for India on the world stage but it hasn't taken us far enough -- ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'Secularism was meant to integrate us, but has torn us apart'

'At no time since Independence the issue of whether we are a secular country or whether we are a Hindu Rashtra has come up in this manner.''This is the most important issue which is going to decide whether we remain together as one country or not.''We can't hold together until you stick to the principle of secularism.''It is not a choice,' former home secretary Dr Madhav Godbole tells's Archana Masih.   'For a country to be secular, it is not enough that its Constitution and ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Bihar's midday lunches: You may find cockroaches, lizards, rats, even snakes!

On Monday, August 29, a court in Saran, Bihar, sentenced the headmistress of the school where 23 children died after eating a mid-day meal to 17 years in prison.Three years after that tragedy, discovers Satyavrat Mishra, the state government has failed to learn its lessons. Three years after the tragedy that killed 23 students, mid-day meals routinely fail to meet basic hygiene and nutrition standards. As many as 23 children died after eating contaminated food at the Gandaman-Dharmasati ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

The Spell of Sylvia Dyer

We'll get you updates on that possible shootout at LA airport, but meanwhile walk down this nostalgic road in pre-Independence India with 90-year-old Sylvia Dyer. A woman who who spent her childhood on a plantation along the Bihar-Nepal border in the 1930s, lived through the 1965 war as the wife of a decorated army officer and saw an era grow and fade in front of her eyes.Archana Masih/ comes away spellbound. Here's her ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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